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 Meanings and Examples of MOTTLE
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mottle
 v.  colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
 v.  mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  Ahead of them, a long way off, a range of hills stained by mottlings of black forest flowed away in round white curves against the sky.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
2  He held out his hand as he spoke, and I noticed that it was all mottled over with similar pieces of plaster, and discoloured with strong acids.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
3  Sir," said the butler, turning to a sort of mottled pallor, "that thing was not my master, and there's the truth.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
4  Round one of his hands he had a handkerchief wrapped, which was mottled all over with bloodstains.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
5  Bronzing bracken and mottled bramble gleamed in the light of the sinking sun.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
6  Our wagonette had topped a rise and in front of us rose the huge expanse of the moor, mottled with gnarled and craggy cairns and tors.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
7  I looked round, with a chill of fear in my heart, at the huge swelling plain, mottled with the green patches of rushes.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
8  I was on some sort of a heathy common mottled over with dark clumps of furze-bushes.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
9  He spun round with a scream and fell upon his back, his hideous red face turning suddenly to a dreadful mottled pallor.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
10  The letter which had been the messenger of death for Milverton lay, all mottled with his blood, upon the table.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
11  The mottled wise old eyes saw deeply, saw clearly, with the directness of the savage and the child, undeterred by conscience when danger threatened her pet.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
12  The pale bark of the poplar sticks was mottled with lichens of sage-green and dusty gray; the newly sawed ends were fresh-colored, with the agreeable roughness of a woolen muffler.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
13  Dropping his spade, he thrust both hands in, and drew out handfuls of something that looked like ripe Windsor soap, or rich mottled old cheese; very unctuous and savory withal.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
14  As its name imports, it is of an exceedingly rich, mottled tint, with a bestreaked snowy and golden ground, dotted with spots of the deepest crimson and purple.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
15  The mottled, pin-headed guinea-hens, always resentful of captivity, ran screeching out into the tunnel and tried to poke their ugly, painted faces through the snow walls.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIII
Example Sentence:
1  When old Falstaff blushed, his face was mottled with embarrassment, all pink and purple and red.